New Asian Futurisms Closing Reception

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia,, PA 19107
United States

 History and homeland are central to Humeysha, the brainchild of Zain Alam, an American artist and musician of Indian-Pakistani origin. Through Humeysha, Alam soundtracks a personal vocabulary that draws on Islamic art and South Asian music to expand the range of sound and experience available to his communities. Field recordings of Pakistani cities; the distinct dialect of an ailing grandmother’s reminisces; quick rhythmic loops from favorite childhood Bollywood songs—all of these sounds find their way into Humeysha, regardless of their traditional “musicality.”

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